Community Advocacy Group ACER Protests with “Car Action”
African Career Education and Resource, Inc., or ACER, held what they called a “car action” protest Wednesday to highlight possible evictions in the community. Protestesters lined up in cars on Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center.
“We’re doing this car action to help save our businesses. It’s a call for community support,”said Denise Butler with ACER. “We want to call on residents and call on legislators to say these are the businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic and left out.”
Cars lined up along the parkway around noon on Wednesday.
“The action today came out of the fact that we’ve been working with businesses for the last 35 days,” said Butler.
She says ACER has been working with businesses who have not been able to access resources from the state or federal government.
Janie Seibure, who owns Cavalla Travel and Tours, took part in the event. She says her business shut down March 1. Seibure says she has had a hard time accessing any relief programs.
“We are greatly affected, devastated and frustrated by COVID-19,” said Seibure.
You can learn more about ACER on their website.